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Collection, Preservation and Display of Old Lawn Mowers

Mower Colours

This section contains a list of mowers and the colour to use when restoring them. Information is only added after it has been checked and verified by at least two members of the club to help ensure accurate colour matches.

We cannot guarantee that the colours specified are an exact match to the original "ex-factory" colours. We only list machines where it has been possible to check original paintwork against appropriate colour "swatches". However, the colour of paint can change slightly over the time spans involved.

Make Model Cutting Width Frame Colour Cutter Colour Image
Atco 12" Standard HY 12 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco 14" Standard 14 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco 14" Standard HY 14 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco 16" Standard 16 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco 18" Standard 18 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco 22" Standard 22 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco 30" Standard 30 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco 30" Standard 30 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco De Luxe N Type 12 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R
Atco De Luxe N Type 14 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R
Atco De Luxe N Type 15 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R
Atco Heavyweight 24 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R
Atco Heavyweight 30 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R
Atco Heavyweight 36 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R
Atco Middleweight 28 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R
Atco Standard "Oval Frame" 22 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R
Atco Standard 24 24 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Atco Standard 24 24 S5040G30Y 1085Y85R Atco "Standard" Motor Mower
Automower Various S8020G30Y
Dux Dux
Excelsior Monarch
Folbate J1
Greens Various
Greens Various
Hilltop
Invincible
JP Various
JP Various
Lloyds Pennsylvania
Mowrite
Pierce
Qualcast Sixteen 16
Ransomes Patent Chain Automaton
Ransomes Various
Ransomes Various
Shanks Jehu 20
Tondix 1085Y85R

NOTES ON MOWER COLOURS

Many older mowers were painted using lead based paints that are no longer generally available and we advise collectors to use a modern synthetic finish to obtain appropriate results.

We have chosen the Natural Colour System (NCS) notation to provide colour information because it is widely supported by paint manufacturers and suppliers. The colours we suggest are our best estimate based on examination of mowers in original condition to obtain a match using NCS colour cards. The NCS logo is a trademark of the Scandinavian Colour Institute AB. NCS - Natural Colour System and the NCS notations are the property of the Scandinavian Colour Institute AB.

Where an NCS number is not given, the notes column will show which manufacturer's code or name is used. An alternative NCS reference is given wherever possible.

In some cases a simple name may be given for the colour (eg red). In these cases, any suitable colour can be used. Red, for example, is often used for cutting cylinders and other moving parts. Signal Red or Post Office Red is often a close enough match for most applications.